Running Tip #17. This is one I need to work on too. Marathons are about patience just as life is about patience. Don’t chase after the person who passed you, regardless of how good-looking the person is.
Race against yourself. Let your body warm up and do negative splits. You won’t achieve your goals in the first few miles of a race, but you can lose any chance of achieving them. I promise you the marathon is more enjoyable if you are patient.